Mark Perry, a writer who lives in Arlington, Virginia, discusses the internal struggle between the Army and Marines on one side and the Navy and Air Force on the other over ambitious new war plans with China.
Murtaza Hussain, a journalist with The Intercept, discusses the real story behind the Fort Dix Five terror plot and the sentencing of the alleged plotters to life in prison despite extremely flimsy evidence of a crime.
Annie Robbins, Editor at Large for Mondoweiss.net, discusses the drastic reduction in foreign direct investment in Israel, in large part due to negative public opinion from the Gaza war and the BDS movement’s efforts.
Doug Bandow, a Senior Fellow at the Cato Institute, discusses why the US should stop providing a military bulwark against North Korea, and finally let prosperous South Korea take over its own self defense.
William Arkin, author of Unmanned: Drones, Data, and the Illusion of Perfect Warfare, discusses why the National Security Analysis Center – a shadow agency within the Justice Department – is scarier than the NSA.
Reza Marashi, Research Director at the National Iranian American Council, discusses the final hurdle in the Iran nuclear talks and the opportunity to end the Iranian-Saudi cold war.
Mark Thornton, Senior Fellow at the Mises Institute, discusses his article “Gold and Economic Inequality,” and why the free market is better at distributing resources than the government.
Gareth Porter, an award-winning independent journalist and historian, discusses why US military service chiefs don’t want a US combat role in the fight against Islamic State in Iraq, even if that means the conflict will be drawn out and inconclusive.
Jerome Slater, a professor of political science at the State University of New York at Buffalo, discusses the UN report on war crimes in Israel’s 2014 “Operation Protective Edge” assault on Gaza.
Daniel Larison, a senior editor at The American Conservative, discusses why Saudi Arabia and other US client states in the region would rather destroy Yemen than help the US fight ISIS and AQAP.
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Andrew Bacevich, a military historian and author, discusses the theology of American national security – the conventional wisdom that the US can save Iraq by repeating the same failed strategies of previous interventions.
James Bovard, author of Public Policy Hooligan, discusses the 800 year anniversary of King John’s signing of the Magna Charta, and the practical lessons that historical event teaches us about tyrants and political promises.
McClatchy journalist Jonathan Landay discusses Obama’s secret and ‘very thin’ legal rationale for war against Islamic State, and the Congressional hawks eager to commit US troops to yet another conflict.